Shelby And Ac Cobra

November 29, 2015|
Shelby And Ac Cobra by Brian Laban
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In the new edition of this classic text, Brian Laban brings the story of the AC Cobra up to date. In the early 1960s, a flamboyant Texan, Carroll Shelby, dreamed of a special kind of sports car, a marriage of European style with lusty, affordable American V8 power. He took his dream forward and he persuaded British sports car specialist AC Cars to build his car, and US industry giant the Ford Motor Co to fund it. Its name also came to him in a dream - Cobra. The original production of the Cobra lasted just five years and encompassed barely a thousand cars built within the original framework. But it was only the beginning of a story that is still very much alive, encompassing ''continuations'', spin-offs, and a massive worldwide replica industry.Shelby and AC Cobradetails the man behind the cars, the story of their development and engineering, racing pedigree and owning and driving these powerful, iconic cars today.

Brian Labanhas been writing about cars, the motor industry and motor sport for more than forty years, for magazines, newspapers, broadcast and online content. He has written around forty books, edited several magazines and worked with many car manufacturers and race teams. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and member ...
Title:Shelby And Ac Cobra
Product dimensions:208 pages, 10.75 X 8.75 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 10.75 X 8.75 X 0.75 in
Published:November 29, 2015
Publisher:The Crowood Press UK
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781785000034

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